Domain name application gives phishers a new foe

Thursday, 5 April 2007, 12:30 AM EST

Ben Jackson's goal is to stymie people who develop phishing sites -- misleading Web sites designed to steal people's personal information.

Jackson, a 26-year-old developer from New Bedford, Mass., who works for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is spending his spare time on a Web-based application called Crow's Nest. It's designed to alert users when newly registered domain names that are likely to be used as phishing sites go live on the Internet.

At Computerworld.

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